Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 May 2007 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2007 | May 2007

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 16 May 2007 at 19:27.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1947"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1947" and ∠1897".

Strawberry Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2007 after 14 days on 1 June 2007 at 01:04.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 23 May 2007 at 21:03
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 1 June 2007 at 01:04
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 8 June 2007 at 11:43
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 15 June 2007 at 03:13

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 91 / 1044

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 91 of Meeus index or 1044 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.32 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 46 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2007. It is 1 hour and 5 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠19.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠19.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠38.7°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 15 May 2007 at 15:10 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 27 May 2007 at 22:01 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 368 191 km

The Moon is 368 191 km (228 783 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 458 km (251 940 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 11 May 2007 at 23:08 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 24 May 2007 at 17:16 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 6 May 2007 at 04:22 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.341°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠28.287° at the point of next northern standstill on 18 May 2007 at 23:04 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 14 days

In 14 days on 1 June 2007 at 01:04 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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